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Watch: 'Jetman' soars next to a private plane in Dubai.

Jetman pilots are the same daredevils who flew alongside an Emirates A380 in 2015

- GulfNews - AE

Qantas to drop Melbourne-Dubai-London flights.

Move part of strategy to boost service on London route, switch capacity to Asian markets

- GulfNews - AE

Abu Dhabi hospital offers treatment to 'world's heaviest woman'.

World's heaviest woman to be airlifted to UAE next week from Mumbai for further treatment

- GulfNews - AE

Sharjah court orders runaway maids to compensate employer.

Judge orders two maids to pay employer the recruitment expenses, including visa and medical test charges

- GulfNews - AE

Food import ban will have no impact on UAE prices: Official.

Produce sold in local markets are safe and do not pose direct threat to consumers' health, say officials

- GulfNews - AE

Dubai's Catholic parish church marks 50 years.

Thanksgiving service honours UAE leaders for the country's generosity and religious tolerance

- GulfNews - AE

ICC still ready to pay USD 390m, BCCI wants USD 450m.

With Indias Champions Trophy participation in doubt, the International Cricket Council is still willing to pay the BCCI USD 100 million more than the original share from the revamped revenue model.According to a senior BCCI official present in Dubai, the ICC has not yet withdrawn its offer of USD 390 million -- nearly 100 ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Eman Ahmed to be shifted to the UAE from Mumbai hospital.

Egyptian national Eman Ahmed, who is being treated for obesity here, would be shifted to a hospital in Abu Dhabi.The city-based Saifee Hospital today announced that Eman Ahmed would be shifted to Burjeel Hospital in the UAE. The development comes amid allegations by Emans sister Shaimaa Selim that she was not receiving ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

UAE's First Solar-Powered Gas Station Opens in Dubai.

A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates says it has opened the country's first solar-powered gas station in Dubai.   The Dubai-owned Emirates National Oil Company said on Wednesday the service station on the city's main Sheikh Zayed Road thoroughfare is covered with solar panels that can generate up to 120 ...

- Voice of America - US

UAE sentences Iranian to 10 years for aiding nuclear program.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates " A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced an Iranian businessman to 10 years in prison after being convicted of trying to bring an electric motor and other devices there to further Iran's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Flight check: Dubai to Madrid aboard Emirates.

Plane: An Airbus A380-800. The 17-hour slog which delivered me to Dubai two hours previously had gradually eroded the excitement of my first A380 flight. Amazing to think one of these things can take off, weighing 560,000kg. Class:...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Here's what to make of Uber's flying car ambitions

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Uber plans to test flying cars by 2020 in Dallas and Dubai, and hopes to offer a commercial service in those markets three years later, the BBC reports. The ridesharing giant is working with ...

- Business Insider - US

Space, the final frontier for Earth's crude oil giants

The Middle East has an outsize impact on energy here on Earth. One analyst thinks some regional powerhouses may leverage that role into the development of natural resources in space. Countries like the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are developing space programs and investing in nascent private space commodity ...

- The Japan Times - JP

UAE to explore innovative rain-inducing concept to solve water scarcity

UAE to explore innovative rain-inducing concept to solve water scarcity...

- MENAFN - JO

Video: Dubai Police cut open car to rescue trapped motorist

Video: Dubai Police cut open car to rescue trapped motorist...

- MENAFN - JO

Dubai Duty Free worker arrested for embezzling Dh22,778

Dubai Duty Free worker arrested for embezzling Dh22,778...

- MENAFN - JO

Under Dh100 grooming packages in Dubai

Under Dh100 grooming packages in Dubai...

- MENAFN - JO

New ICC model to reduce BCCI revenue share

Dubai, April 27 The International Cricket Council on Thursday announced a new financial model that will reduce the Board of Control for Cricket in India's share of ICC revenue to a large extent and will allocate more resources to several other Full Member nations of the game's world governing body. The decision was arrived ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Imran Khan has made a record of lying: Shehbaz Sharif

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, on Thursday, dismissed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan's claim of being offered a Rs 10 billion bribe to remain silent on the Panama Leaks case. "Imran Khan has made a record of lying," said Sharif while addressing a laptop distribution ceremony at the ...

- Geo.tv - PK

You can explore Dubai while changing planes

Dubai International Airport recently surpassed London's Heathrow as the world's busiest international air travel hub.

- Stuff - NZ

Samsung Pay makes its full debut in the Nordics and Middle East as it lands in 4 new markets globally

Samsung Pay has launched in four new markets around the world, as the mobile payments service makes its official full debut in the Middle East and the Nordics. Samsung Pay opened in Sweden in beta last month, while the United Arab Emirates was added to the early-access list earlier this month. From now, Samsung Pay

- VentureBeat - US

Covington hires Chadbourne quartet ahead of office launches

Covington & Burling has hired a four-partner team from Chadbourne & Parke, with new office openings in Dubai and Johannesburg. The post Covington hires Chadbourne quartet ahead of office launches appeared first on The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the business of law.

- The Lawyer - US

Streaming Platform Iflix Expands Into Middle East, Africa

Asia-based video streaming service, Iflix is to launch in eight territories in the Middle East and North Africa. The company recently established a joint venture 'Iflix Arabia' with Middle East and North Africa mobile and data services operator Zain. That is now becoming an operator, with regional headquarters in Dubai. The ...

- Variety - US

UAE sentences Iranian to 10 years for aiding nuclear program

A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced an Iranian businessman to 10 years in prison after being convicted of trying to bring an electric motor and other devices there to further Iran's nuclear program.

- FOX News - US

PCB threatens to sue BCCI for not honouring MoU

Pakistani cricket authorities have threatened to sue Board of Control for Cricket in India for not playing bilateral series, causing them huge financial losses.Najam Sethi, Chairman of PCBs Executive Committee tweeted on Wednesday night that they have conveyed it to the BCCI officials on then sidelines of ICC Executive ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Uber Plans For Flying Taxis By 2020 | Autoblog Minute

Filed under: Videos,Autoblog Minute,Original Video The company expects to deploy its flying taxis soon. starting in Dallas-Fort Worth and Dubai by 2020. Saving the planet and commute times.Continue reading Uber Plans For Flying Taxis By 2020 | Autoblog Minute Uber Plans For Flying Taxis By 2020 | Autoblog Minute originally ...

- Autoblog - US

UAE sentences Iranian to 10 years for aiding nuclear program

- Townhall.com - US

We went to Dubai to make negotiations, not investigation - Addison

Chairman of the Committee tasked to investigate the Ameri Power deal, Phillip Addison has denied claims that it was influenced by the Power Company in the course of the probe. Speaking on Metro TV rsquo;s Good Evening Ghana programme on Tuesday, Mr Addison said he was baffled at the speculations. The Committee has come ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Gov't gave us per diem not Ameri - Addison

The man who led the committee that investigated the controversial Ameri Power deal, Philip Addison, has disclosed that per diem for their trip to Dubai was paid by government. According to him, Ameri Power upon whose request they traveled to Dubai, only took care of their plane tickets and hotel bills. Our per diem was ...

- ModernGhana - GH

Motorist gets trapped in car after accident; rescued

Dubai Police used hydraulic cutters to cut the door and rescue the driver

- GulfNews - AE

Watch: Filipino students' choral groups belt it out in the UAE

Competition among Filipino student choirs held as part of the Sharjah Children's Reading Festival; United International Private School wins a cappella song-fest

- GulfNews - AE

What city looks like from floor 118

SHANGHAI Tower yesterday opened its sightseeing observatory on the 118th floor, with an admission fee of 180 yuan . The 546-meter-high observatory, named the “Top of Shanghai,” covers over 1,000 square meters. Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the glass walls. They will be able to take three ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

BCCI loses face in crucial ICC meet

The BCCI suffered a massive loss of face after it was comprehensively voted out on the new governance structure and revenue sharing model at the ICC Board Meeting in Dubai on Wednesday.The Board of Control for Cricket in India , the richest cricket board in the world, was humbled 1-9 when all full-member nations voted in ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

The truth behind the Uber "flying cars" headlines

Will you really be able to get an airborne taxi in ten years' time? Uber has announced plans to create and test a network of flying cars in Dallas and Dubai by 2020. Its proposed service, Uber Air, will be developed with aviation companies and allow passengers to order flying taxis in the same way users of the app order car ...

- New Statesman - UK

UAE hands Iranian 10-year sentence over sanctions breach

A UAE court Wednesday sentenced an Iranian to 10 years in prison followed by deportation for attempting to ship a generator to his home country in breach of international sanctions

- The Daily Star - LB

Flying Ubers to arrive in Dubai by 2020?

Dubai one of two cities in the world to run a trial of Vertical Take-Off and Landing Vehicles

- GulfNews - AE

Tragedy strikes newly married Indian couple in Dubai

Husband slashed his wrist after finding wife hanging from ceiling fan following a dispute

- GulfNews - AE

Is he the 'smartest' man in the UAE?

Dubai resident Ivano Iannelli uses solar power, LED lights for his home, drives an electric car and has a digital solution for his every need

- GulfNews - AE

Peaceful sleep on Dh210,000 pillow?

World's most expensive head rest headed to Dubai next month

- GulfNews - AE

Minister: Bilateral ties a factor in 1MDB-IPIC settlement

KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 — The arbitration settlement between 1Malaysia Development Bhd and International Petroleum Investment Company was made to preserve the relationship between Putrajaya and Abu Dhabi. Second Finance Minister...

- The Malay Mail - MY

BCCI left red-faced at crucial ICC Board meet

Dubai, April 26 The Board of Control for Cricket in India was dealt a major blow when it was reduced to a minority at the International Cricket Council Board meeting in Dubai on Wednesday, where most of the other members voted for changes in governance and revenue structures. According to top sources, while the financial ...

- Yahoo! News - US

US Navy destroyer fires warning shots at unresponsive, approaching Iranian ship

REUTERS/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob D. Moore/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters/File PhotoDUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A US Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, marking the ...

- Business Insider - US

BCCI loses revenue, governance votes as Manohar plays hardball

The Indian Cricket Boards hegemony in world cricket today came under severe threat as the richest board was comprehensively voted out on governance structure and revenue model at the ICC Board Meeting in Dubai.India was checkmated by former BCCI boss Shashank Manohra, who now helms the ICC as its first independent ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Uber Unveils Personal Airplane Design and Plans Tests in 2020

The electric plane will be able to take off and land vertically, and Uber hopes to have a fleet of 50 ready for testing in Dallas and Dubai by 2020.

- Entrepreneur.com - US

Saudi shake-up strengthens king's powerful son

DUBAI, April 26 — A recent Saudi government and security shake-up aims to strengthen King Salman's increasingly powerful son against a royal rival and to bolster ties with Washington, analysts and diplomats say. Royal decrees at the weekend...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Malaysia Airlines offers to lease A330s from Alitalia

DUBAI, April 26 — Malaysia Airlines has offered to lease Airbus A330 jets from Alitalia if the struggling Italian airline is wound up, the Asian carrier's chief executive told Reuters today. Alitalia is preparing for special administration...

- The Malay Mail - MY

UAE's first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates says it has opened the country's first solar-powered gas station in Dubai.

- SFGate - US

As Dubai focuses on future, cybersecurity a growing concern

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — As Dubai races toward a future of self-driving cars and drones filling up its high-rise-studded skyline, cybersecurity is becoming a growing concern in a region replete with examples of cyberattacks. The sheikhdom is hosting a cybersecurity conference this week and at it, a Dubai official ...

- SFGate - US

UAE's first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates " A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates says it has opened the country's first solar-powered gas station in Dubai.The Dubai-owned Emirates National Oil Company said on Wednesday the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Saudi council rejects proposal for female sports colleges

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates " A proposal to establish sports education colleges for Saudi women has failed to win enough votes in the kingdom's Shura Council, which advises the government.Saudi media reports said on Wednesday...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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